Here is the latest Caml Weekly News, for the week of September 30 to October 07, 2008.
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/c05428264231bbf3#Yaron Minsky announced:
For those of you interested in what happened at the OSP end-of-summer meeting, I posted my summary on our blog. http://ocaml.janestreet.com/?q=node/38Stefano Zacchiroli then suggested:
FWIW, I remind you all that Janest' blog is aggregated, together with many other OCaml-related blog, on the OCaml Planet, available at http://planet.ocamlcore.org .
Archive: http://groups.google.com/group/fa.caml/browse_thread/thread/4102101b6120cca5#Dario Teixeira asked:
I'm looking for a GPL-compatible syntax highlighting library with support for most common programming languages and markups. Obviously I would prefer a native Ocaml library, though something in C would also be acceptable due the relative ease of writing bindings. One library that looks competent is GeSHi . Unfortunately it is written in PHP. However, for lack of alternatives, I am looking into ways of integrating GeSHi with Ocaml. I reckon that a shell invocation of PHP is straightforward, but I bet that it would entail a huge performance penalty due to the startup time. Therefore, I am looking into somehow integrating the PHP interpreter within the main Ocaml programme. Something like Apache's mod_php. Does anyone have any experience with this? (Note that I have *zero* experience with PHP). If all else fails, my backup solution is simply to run a small webserver with GeSHi and transform the library call into a web service. Though I would rather avoid this convoluted option. Thanks in advance for your input! Best regards, Dario Teixeira P.S. Another (possibly far-fetched) solution is to take advantage of the syntax highlighting capabilities of Vim or Emacs. Something along the lines of embedding or remotely invoking one of these editors, with the sole purpose of asking them to highlight a text file. Is this even possible?  http://qbnz.com/highlighter/Dave Benjamin suggested:
I have had decent results opening a pipe to GNU source-highlight. I'm mainly using it on JSON, so I can't vouch for its support of other languages but it seems pretty comprehensive. let pipe program input = let (in_channel, out_channel) = Unix.open_process program in output_string out_channel input; close_out out_channel; let result = ref  in begin try while true do result := input_line in_channel :: !result done with End_of_file -> () end; ignore (Unix.close_process (in_channel, out_channel)); String.concat "\n" (List.rev !result) let pre_body = Pcre.regexp ~flags:[`DOTALL] ".*<pre>(.*)</pre>.*" let source_highlight lang code = let result = pipe ("source-highlight -s " ^ lang) code in Pcre.replace ~rex:pre_body ~templ:"$1" result Caveat: The "pipe" function above will block on large inputs due to buffering deadlock. It should probably be rewritten using Unix.select.Martin Jambon also suggested:
I've used vim a little bit for my static webpages, here's the result: http://martin.jambon.free.fr/hello.c.html http://martin.jambon.free.fr/quine.sh.html http://martin.jambon.free.fr/micmatch/Makefile.html The script is: #!/bin/sh -e # Usage : any2html <file1> [<file2> ...] # Requires : vim [ $# -lt 1 ] && echo "Usage : $0 <fic1> <fic2> ..." && exit 1 while [ -n "$1" ] do file=`basename "$1"` cp -f "$1" /tmp vim -f +"syn on" +"so \\\$VIMRUNTIME/syntax/2html.vim" +"wq" +"q" /tmp/"$file" cp -f /tmp/"$file".html "$1".html shift doneAdrien Nader suggested:
You might try Highlight and Caml2html. I know I've tried Highlight but I simply can't remember how the result looked like, most probably because I needed to write to a tex file (I still don't know if there's anything with color support). Caml2html generates nice pages but only supports the ocaml language, it's written in ocaml however. OK, tried hightlight again... Its output is less colorized than vim's but still alright and this can be changed. It's GPLv2. The drawback is that it's written in C++ so probably not the best solution if you want to hack it. (* I've been going through (p)7zip to write bindings, why does C++ have to be that horrible ? *) The code might be perfectly understandable though, I've not looked at it.  http://www.andre-simon.de/doku/highlight/highlight.html  http://martin.jambon.free.fr/caml2html.html
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